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Elden Ring features optional challenges in Legacy Dungeons

Elden Ring Dragon Image
Elden Ring Dragon Image (Image credit: Bandai Namco)

What you need to know

  • A new round of previews for FromSoftware's Elden Ring have arrived.
  • New information about the game includes the challenging Legacy Dungeons.
  • There's also in-depth info on where Elden Ring falls compared to the Dark Souls games and the faster-paced Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
  • Elden Ring is slated to arrive on Jan. 21, 2022.

FromSoftware and Bandai Namco's Elden Ring is coming next year and a new round of previews are shedding light on what else is in store with this ambitious role-playing game.

Speaking with Washington Post, FromSoftware explained several of the key features that players can look forward to in the game. While most of Elden Ring allows players to fast travel from any point and summon their horse, there are exceptions in the form of Legacy Dungeons. These are designed as more difficult experiences that players can't fast travel out of, such as a huge castle that is evidently remiscent of Boletarian Palace in Demon's Souls.

Jumping and stealth return from Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice however, the guarding action is no longer the precision, rhythm-based timing of FromSoftware's 2019 adventure and is instead more in line with the traditional Dark Souls games. Also like the Dark Souls games, there will be a hub area with a woman who'll help players to level up.

Elden Ring is currently scheduled to launch on Jan. 21, 2022. It's coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, PS5 and PS4.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.